The Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced a recall of infant bicycle helmets. The helmets were manufactured by Pacific Cycle and sold under the Schwinn name exclusively at Target. Those with defective units can get a free replacement.
Get details of the recall below.
Name of Product: Infant bicycle helmets with magnetic no-pinch buckle chin straps
Hazard: This recall involves infant bicycle helmets with magnetic no-pinch chin strap buckles. The helmets are made for infants ranging from one to three years old. The helmet and its straps come in various colors and design patterns. The buckles have small plastic covers and enclosed magnets. “SCHWINN” is printed on the front of the helmets. Only helmets with the magnetic no-pinch chin strap buckles are affected by this recall. The magnetic buckle on the helmet’s chin strap contains small plastic covers and magnets that can come loose, posing a risk of choking and magnet ingestion to young children. There are about 129,000 units involved in the recall.
Pacific Cycle has received three reports of the plastic cover coming loose. No injuries have been reported. The helmets were sold exclusively at Target stores and online Target’s website from January 2014 through April 2016 for between $18 and $25 USD.
Remedy: Replace. Consumers should immediately take the helmets away from children and contact Pacific Cycle for instructions on how to receive a free replacement helmet.
Consumer Contact: Pacific Cycle toll-free at 877-564-2261 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST Monday through Friday, email [email protected] or online atwww.schwinnbikes.com and click on “Support” then “Safety & Recalls” or www.target.com and click on “Product Recall” for more information.